Sesame seed oil is made from raw, pressed sesame seeds and has many uses that scope further than just the kitchen. Let’s dive deeper into its benefits to discover if its benefit for the skin…
What are the health benefits of sesame seed oil?
1. High in antioxidants
This oil is rich in antioxidants, meaning it can fight damage caused by free radicals that can harm your skin and lead to inflammation.
Sesame seed oil can help to reduce swelling and inflammation. It has been known to help with joint pain and premenstrual cramps.
3. Naturally conditioning
It helps keep the skin soft and supple, tightening facial skin to prevent widening of pores. Feeling wary about using oils on the skin? Non-comedogenic oils don’t clog pores, making it suitable for acne-prone skin.
4. May protect against UV rays
Some research shows Sesame seed oil appears to protect against UV rays which can harm your skin. Sesame oil resists up to 30% of UV rays, while other oils only resist up to 20%. Being packed with antioxidants, this is most likely cause for this. However, remember it's best to always wear SPF to stay safe and keep your skin look healthy and youthful.
Sounds good to us! Some of our products do contain sesame oil, we use a highly-purified medical grade. If you have a sesame allergy, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional or General Practitioner (GP) before using any of our products. The sesame oil we have used in our formulations will be listed as SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME SEED OIL).
Are you still seeking a Sesame seed oil in your cleanser? Try our rich but lightweight 3 in 1 Daily Base™ Wonder Cream is formulated with this WONDERFUL ingredient. It soothingly cleanses the skin whilst hydrating and conditioning as it effortlessly glides on.
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Author: Lily Scales